August births included a bonanza of rattlesnake babies: three banded rock rattlesnakes, five Southwestern speckled rattlesnakes, and 24 Santa Catalina Island rattleless rattlesnakes—great news for this critically endangered species. Among the mammal births were a black howler monkey, a red-flanked duiker, and two mandrills. Hatchings included a Cape thick-knee, six black-headed weavers, and a greater roadrunner.
A pair of male rhinoceros hornbills arrived from Nashville Zoo, and a giant desert centipede was acquired for the Desert LAIR.
August 1 – 31
Member Appreciation Month
August 4 & 12
Member Tour: Some Like it Hot
Member Appreciation Morning
Member Tour: Wings of Summer Bird Walk
Members Only Night: Zoorific Picnic
Safari Society: NEW! Animals and Authors
September 1 & 9
Member Tour: Animal Academics